Musk sat down with the comedian turned bro minister and part-time survivalist to discuss eccentric ideas while drinking whiskey.
Towards the end of the broadcast, Rogan lit up a large marijuana-and-tobacco-filled cigarette and offered it to Musk.
Aside from the weed, Musk also touted a couple weapons on the show's set, including a flamethrower and a Katana that Rogan claims is hundreds of years old. "You probably can't because of stockholders, right?"
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"A lot of people don't like humanity and think it is a blight, but I don't", Musk said.
That may have provided some relief to those betting on the company's decline ー on Thursday, it was reported that prolific short seller Andrew Left of Citron Research was filing suit against Tesla and Musk for the now-infamous "funding secured" tweet in early August. Musk responded with, "I mean it's legal, right?"
The interview was taped in California, where marijuana is legal.
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"It's easy to demonise people, you're usually wrong about it, people are nicer than you think".
Musk said that when it comes to social media he only uses Twitter, and that is for its power to get messages out.
The tech entrepreneur continued by assuring viewers that he is "not a regular smoker of weed", since it's not "very good for productivity".
"It's like a cup of coffee in reverse", he added.
Musk later brightened and said, "This may sound corny, but love is the answer".
What's your take on Elon Musk's podcast appearance?
Musk said he was not as anxious about artificial intelligence than he was previously after "taking a more fatalistic attitude".
"This is insane", Musk said. "If we were forever confined to Earth, that would be sad", Musk said.